PVP Arms Warrior Guide WotLK 3.3.5a

Welcome to the Arms Warrior guide for World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King 3.3.5a. In this guide, you will learn about playing an Arms Warrior in the arena or a battleground. The guide includes Talents, Glyphs, Gems, Enchantments, Add-ons, Gameplay & Skill rotation tips, Team setups.

Talent Tree

Standard Arms Warrior build. Orcs may spend points from Iron Will to somewhere else. The build is viable in duels and 2v2 arena.

Arms Warrior Talent Tree 2v2 Duels Wow 3.3.5a

The second build is focused on dealing damage, rather than on survivability. This build is more for 3v3 arena and battlegrounds.

Arms Warrior Talent Tree 3v3 Battground Wow 3.3.5a


Major Glyphs

Minor Glyphs


Gems are situational and depend on the build and equipment. They are used to reach the required stat caps.



Gameplay & Rotations

Stat priority

950-1050 Resilience -> 5% Hit (164 rating) -> 60% Armor Penetration -> Strength

What weapon to use? To put it simple: Axe. It gives you the most out of all 3 specs. Swords can be used for sudden one-shots, also usable when you are kited often. Mace – if when you don’t have other weapons.

Basic rotation

Hamstring / Piecing Howl -> Rend -> Mortal Strike -> Overpower -> Mortal Strike -> Overpower

Now to fill the space when you have cooldowns we have our filler abilities.

  • Heroic Throw
  • Heroic Strike
  • Thunderclap

Team Setups

Here is a list of preferable partners in the 2v2 and 3v3 arena.

2v2 Arena

  • Holy Paladin
  • Discipline Priest
  • Restoration Shaman
  • Restoration Druid

3v3 Arena

  • Discipline Priest + Holy Paladin
  • Restoration Shaman + Holy Paladin
  • Elemental Shaman + Holy Paladin
  • Frost Mage + Holy Paladin
  • Destruction / Affliction Warlock + Holy Paladin
  • Frost / Unholy Death Knight + Holy Paladin



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1 year ago

Hi, nice guide.what about BiS Gear?

Last edited by golkash
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